Family Legal Services
Relationship breakdown is difficult enough. Where it brings with it issues about children or money, guidance from an outstanding legal team can make all the difference.
Our family lawyers
We are one of the top family law teams in the UK and internationally.
Our approach is humane, sophisticated and pragmatic. We understand the needs of people with complex lives and many of our clients are from international families. They often have significant assets and several are in the public eye. We have pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to family law, and work alongside our experts in tax and trusts, trust disputes, corporate law, immigration, property disputes and other areas of law to provide you with a smart and bespoke service.
Our work is not just about what happens once a relationship, be it marriage, civil partnership or unmarried cohabitation, breaks down. It is ever more important to plan for the future and we can advise you on a great range of relationship agreements and wealth preservation strategies.
Flexibility is key to our approach. With a leading family mediation practice as well as arbitrators and collaboratively trained lawyers, we are not afraid to recommend innovative ways to resolve disputes. Litigation should usually be the last resort, but we protect our clients’ interests fiercely - and successfully - when court proceedings are required.
We will always give you clear, realistic advice. We tell you what you need to know, even if it is not what you want to hear. We listen to your concerns and priorities and help you find the solution that works best for you, however difficult the circumstances. We are on your side.
Our family law services include:
As a Firm, they are at the top of their game and are as good as you will find.
Charles Russell Speechlys' global coverage is a main indicator for their top ranking."
Charles Russell Speechlys is a very solid team. They are trustworthy, decent to deal with and settlement-focused."
Charles Russell Speechlys is first-rate at both the partner and associates level, their service is at the Rolls-Royce end of the spectrum."
They have a real strength in depth. They have many strings to their bow and are well integrated to other practice areas."
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Our family law services
We help parents adopting children across borders, including advising on the cross-border recognition of adoption orders.
Arbitration is increasingly popular as an alternative means to resolve family disputes, both in respect of financial and children matters.
Children & Parental Disputes
We are well positioned to advise you on the best options for your children’s particular circumstances.
Divorce & Finances
Our family law specialists give clear advice on all financial aspects of divorce.
Family Mediation & Dispute Resolution
We advise on and offer several forms of dispute resolution, with each having their own merits.
International Family Law
No matter where you are based, our approach is supportive with a fast turnaround time where required.
Parentage, Fertility Law & Surrogacy
We care about families in all their forms. Problematically for families, the law on parentage does not join up internationally.
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements & Wealth Protection
We are recognised as being experts in the field of negotiating and drafting marital agreements.
Unmarried Couples & Financial Claims for Children
Our role is to advise you on how to obtain the best outcome, irrespective of your situation